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What's New?
 Digitized Der Blumenbaum Journals – All scanning is now complete and the entire collection is posted! Rcently posted on this website are:
Vol. 19 no. 2: posted Nov. 2021
Vol. 13 no. 1 - replaced back page: posted Sept. 11
Vol. 16 no. 2 - replaced pages 54 & 91: posted Sept. 11
Vol. 19 & 25 nos. 1 & 2, Vol. 34 no. 4: Posted Sept. 6
Vol. 23: posted Sept. 5
Vol. 14 no. 3 and 15 no. 2: posted Aug. 31
Vol. 16 no. 2, 3 & 4: posted Aug. 30
Vol. 16 no. 1: posted Aug. 27
Vol. 17 & 18: posted Aug. 22
Vol. 29: now available to non-members as of Aug. 22
Vol. 24: posted Aug. 2
Can you trace your ancestors back to the brave and hearty Germans who immigrated to Pennsylvania? Is there a Palatine in your past? Please check out our new Pennsylvania German Special Interest Group on the SGGS website, and join our new Facebook group!
Researching Schleswig-Holstein? – The International German Genealogy Partnership (IGGP) is circulating the URL links to a Jan. 30 connection session on that topic (video recording, handouts). Display the links.
Time Zones – Online events can task place anywhere and you are frequently faced with doing time zone conversions. On the Live Webinars FAQ page, you will find an easy to use time zone converter that has be pre-configured by SGGS to show times for the most commonly referenced time zones.
Pommern Research Video – Recording of the 2nd ONLINE POMMERN CONNECTION SESSION of the Pommerscher Greif, the Ahnenforscher Stammtisch Unna and the International German Genealogy Partnership (IGGP) in the English language from December 19th, 2020.
New links and files posted – Go to the links and files options under Resources. The new entries are denoted with a "NEW" marker. Includes many links to Prussian reearch in Germany, a Germans from Lithuania name index and free German music. And just added is a link to a FamilySearch page containing videos for those doing Austro-Hungarian research.

SGGS' Online Store

The SGGS Online Store which sells Der Blumenbaum back issues and a few mechandise items is temporarily closed. It will reopen soon with an all new look and easier to use customer interface. If you have any questions about ordering merchandise, please contact SGGS <>.
SGGS also looking for people to help with sales during meetings and to ship items ordered online. If you would like volunteer, please contact SGGS at any of its meetings or the foregoing email address.


Upcoming Events
Jul 26
Using Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest for Genealogy Research
  Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest are fun, free, and great places to gain family history knowledge, find useful and timely information, and connect with researchers and possible relatives through posts and live chats. Practical tips for how to lurk and learn or participate by asking questions, requesting assistance, and adding comments. Once you see how to decode #Genealogy, #FamilyHistory, #GenChat, #AncestryHour, and other hashtags, you can join the conversation!   Marian Burk Wood is the author of the best-selling genealogy book, Planning a Future for Your Family’s Past. An experienced speaker and a long-time blogger about family history issues and ...
Aug 23
Cemeteries Outside the Box: Virtual Graveyards and Other Tree-Building Tactics
Our own Annie Brenneis will be doing the presentation!  It is titled "Cemeteries Outside the Box: Virtual Graveyards and Other Tree-Building Tactics." Did you know Annie is certified in the proper procedures for tombstone cleaning and repair?   Annie Brenneis was born and raised in Southern California and now lives north of San Francisco with her husband and two cats. She received a B.A. in Liberal Arts (with concentrations in History, Music, and Mathematics) from Excelsior College in New York, and then went on to earn a Graduate Certificate in Topographical Archaeology from the American Academy in Rome.  Annie is a veteran of the ...
Sep 27
German Research at FamilySearch
Charlotte will be sharing the new changes and updates to the Family History Library in Salt Lake,  the various websites where you can often find German records (Matricula-Online, Archion, FamilySearch, MyHeritage, Ancestry) and using the FamilySearch Wiki.   Charlotte Noelle Champenois, a native of Allerød, Denmark, and a long-time resident of Utah, graduated from Brigham Young University with a BA in Family History–Genealogy (with an emphasis on German and Danish research). She has previously lived in Germany for two years and recently spent three months in Austria, researching families in various repositories in and near Vienna as well as online ...